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Bruce
01 September 2005, 05:57 PM
I'm an avid Mac user and refuse to buy another computer just to be able to run PAF, so I'm trying to get better acquainted with my new Reunion tool. Are there any classes, User Groups or others who could help with this?

I'm in Tempe, Arizona and looking for help!

Bruce C
bruce@coxprinting.com

Steve W. Jackson
01 September 2005, 06:09 PM
I'm an avid Mac user and refuse to buy another computer just to be able to run PAF, so I'm trying to get better acquainted with my new Reunion tool. Are there any classes, User Groups or others who could help with this?

I'm in Tempe, Arizona and looking for help!

Bruce C
bruce@coxprinting.com
Searching at http://www.apple.com/usergroups/ will show you Mac User Groups in your area if they've registered with Apple. There are two listed in Tempe. But that's no guarantee of anyone being familiar with Reunion. There's at least one member of these forums who is involved a Special Interest Group (SIG) in her MUG that's aimed at Reunion and/or genealogy. I know that there's a Dutch Reunion User Group mentioned in these forums on occasion. So perhaps somebody will be able to refer you to some useful resources. But even without a Reunion User Group, you'll find that there's a wealth of help here on what Reunion can do for you. Ask away!

= Steve =

crblanchard
01 September 2005, 06:56 PM
I'm in Tempe, Arizona and looking for help!"Bruce - I am an officer in the Tucson Macintosh Users Group. We meet once per month and as it turns out, we're doing a Reunion demo at the next meeting - Sept 21. This will be a brief overview to introduce members to Reunion rather than an in-depth under-the-hood presentation. There is an active user group in Phoenix - AMUG (Arizona Mac Users Group) www.amug.org.

As an avid Mac user, being a member of a MUG is beneficial in many, many ways - including having access to a forum (like this one) where you can ask questions and get meaningful answers. Our site is http://tmug.com - take a look.

--Curt

Janet Mobley
02 September 2005, 06:19 PM
I think Steve may have been refering to me as a SIG leader in a Mac User Group. I think bruce got his answer from the Reunion UG member in Tempe.

For the rest of you, go to http://www.apple.com/usergroups/ and look up a user group in your area. We have 550 members, most of whom are in Northern California but others in various states and other countries. Our club president is on the Apple Ug board. We are having our yearly Mac Computer Expo on Oct. 1. See http://www.ncmug. If any of you are in the Santa Rosa area, please atten this free Mac Expo.

Belonging to a user group has many advantages; the monthly newsletter, meetings, SpecialInterest Groups like genealogy and others. We get a good discount at our local CompUSA store with our membership card. Being able to pick up the phone and call a club member for help with a Mac problem instead of paying $60 per hour or more, for a techie is very valuable too. Ane the comeraderie of members is an added bonus. Check it out.

If anyone wants to download a copy of our 24 pg. newsletter, you can email to me at janmobley@mac.com.

Janet Mobley, Newsletter Editor
Genealogy SIG Leader
North Coast Mac Users Group, Santa Rosa, CA

Bob White
02 September 2005, 09:44 PM
I think Steve may have been refering to me as a SIG leader in a Mac User Group.

Or me! Our group in Sacramento (MacNexus -- another 1,000 Mac aficionados) does a class on Reunion at our monthly Saturday workshops once or twice per year. This is a roughly 90 minute class designed to show the Reunion beginner the basics of getting around in the program. If nothing pans out in Arizona, let me know and I can likely sweet talk the usual instructor into emailing a copy of the class handout.

Frank Mitchell
05 September 2005, 04:41 AM
I'm an avid Mac user and refuse to buy another computer just to be able to run PAF, so I'm trying to get better acquainted with my new Reunion tool. Are there any classes, User Groups or others who could help with this? I'm in Tempe, Arizona and looking for help!The web site of the Arizona Macintosh User Group is at

<http://www.amug.org/>

AMUG's main meeting is on the third Thursday of every month 6.30 pm at SRP's PERA club site at 1 E. Continental Drive, Tempe, AZ (a continuation of Roosevelt)

AMUG has four SIGs including a Genealogy SIG which meets at the PERA club at 1:00 pm on the 3rd Saturday of each month and most of the members use Reunion.

Anyone is welcome to AMUG's meetings whether they are members or not.

Unfortunately I won't be at the next meetings, but hope to see you there sometime.
Frank

Bruce
07 September 2005, 11:25 AM
I thank all who have written. I plan on visiting the AMUG group next week and get local help.

I also thank David from Mass. who gave of his time to help me get things moving forward. He was a great help.

Bruce